R. W. Saar & Gilbert Forsyth – Twelve Sailors Songs or Chanteys v2 (1927)
R. W. Saar & Gilbert Forsyth – Twelve Sailors Songs or Chanteys v2 is a collection of twelve shanties; very famous; a good selection that gives us a full range and a selection of rhythms from various types of shanties. However; it is worth noting, according to the author; who says about it in the preface, that the songs have been textually and melodically adapted to the stage; so for people looking for original lyrics; this is not a good place.
As important; it should be mentioned that; in addition to the notation; all songs have chords for the ukulele (in a nice simple form of a neck sketch; with marked places where you should press the strings.
Another note for Polish fans: the book contains the song “Blow, Boys, Blow!” it has a melody almost identical to the beautiful song “Brzegi Congo River”; by Janusz Sikorski (an author of the Polish text); one of the members of the band Stare Dzwony. If you follow the f “My Library” – posts on my Fan Page; you probably have a deja-vu; so the description is the same as in the previous item with the same title, except for the cover, the items differ in that in this edition you will find samples of two songs at the end of the book, which is not in the previous position, so now at least you know that you don’t have to get in both positions.
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Related to the Twelve Sailors Songs or Chanteys v2
Joanna Colcord – Songs Of American Sailormen (1938)
Glyn Davies – Cerddi Huw Puw (1922)
R. W. Saar & Gilbert Forsyth – Twelve Sailors Songs or Chanteys v1 (1927)